Vietnam Airlines have reported a passenger who did not follow face mask regulations on a flight from HCM City to Hai Phong.
The man booked a business class ticket on the VN1182 flight of Vietnam Airlines. As passengers are required to wear face masks, the flight attendants had asked the man to wear his mask several times but he refused to comply during the flight.
In the end, the crew members reported the man and transferred the case to the authorities at Cat Bi Airport. After landing in Hai Phong, the man was forced to leave the plane as a passenger whose service was refused.
According to Resolution 162 about administrative fines in the civil aviation industry, those who do not follow the guidelines on ensuring security, aviation safety and disease prevention by the crew members will be fined from VND1m to VND3m.
Civil Aviation Administration of Vietnam said they were still implementing and monitoring Covid-19 preventive measures that are on par or tighter than the requirements from the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Transport such as completing a medical declaration, taking body temperature, and refusing flights for passengers that have symptoms and reporting to the medical team at the airport.
Passengers must wear face masks in order to get through the security gate. They are also required to wear face masks during the flight.